How to network to find your perfect job

In this short video for CIMA, Heather advises students and graduates how to network to find their perfect job

Heather being interviewed at the TCS Global Conference

Listen to Heather talking about how Accountants and Lawyers can win business using social media

My Business Blogs

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3 common (but nonsensical) mistakes firms make when appointing a new lead partner
13 February 2014

It never surprises me how many firms choose their managing partner based on the size of their client […]

6 things lawyers need to do differently with their business planning process this year to survive
6 February 2014

I was recently asked to cast my eye over a business plan template which a regional firm was planning […]

3 ways every professional service firm can learn from my tailor how to win more of the right type of client
30 January 2014

Last week I visited for the first time a tailor. Not just any tailor, but one based in Savile Row. ( […]

5 ways in which most professional service firms can learn from Ocado
16 January 2014

The door bell went…. At the door was the Ocado delivery man. He was three minutes early.  He then pr […]

How my suspected heart attack can help your firm get better at business development
9 January 2014

The Doctor turned to me and said: In the next 15 minutes it is going to get very unpleasant for you. […]

Referral resistance
23 April 2014

Referral resistance is something that many businesses suffer. People in their network would love to […]

The 5 greatest barriers to effective networking – which one do you struggle with?
15 April 2014

Big networking mistakes I’ve been asked for some quotes for a couple of articles about networking re […]

Weapons of mass distraction will destroy your day.
8 April 2014

One question keeps getting asked of me “how to find time for social media”. Sometimes people ask why […]

7 ways to improve your networking, if you’re an introvert
1 April 2014

Think about it for a second, an introvert – how can they enjoy and get value from networking? I’m no […]

4 common, but dangerous, blogging mistakes – which one do you make?
27 March 2014

In the last 24 hours I’ve been lucky enough to have written a few blogs posts, which between them ha […]

How to make your dreams & career ambitions real
23 April 2014

In the third and last episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep”, (read part 1, par […]

3 rules to find the time to use social media effectively without getting badly distracted
22 April 2014

How to find the time for social media One of the biggest questions I am asked is “how to find the ti […]

How to keep your dreams & goals awake – part 2
16 April 2014

In the second episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep” (read part one here), Cipr […]

3 ways to stop feeling daunted by business development
14 April 2014

I have been coaching a partner in a large accountancy practice who confessed to me that he was feeli […]

Why your dreams and ambitions go to sleep
9 April 2014

This is the first of a series of guest posts by Ciprian Rusen and Richard Newton, authors of the rec […]

What do people say about Heather as a speaker?

“Heather recently ran a workshop on networking at our annual L&D event, TrainingZone Live. It was universally well-received. I’d recommend her as a speaker, a writer or a workshop leader.”
Jon Kennard, Editor of Training Zone Live

"I found the talk quite inspirational"
Associate, Reed Smith


"I thought Heather showed great understanding of how the legal sector works and offered practical solutions/suggestions."
Associate, Clifford Chance

"The delegates scored Heather very highly for her session which is a testament to her skills as a presenter and her knowledge within this field.”
Andreas Tsarbos, ICAEW Event Co-ordinator


"I've used Heather several times to present webinars to our clients and the feedback she receives is consistently outstanding. She has the enviable ability gets all the delegates engaged and participating during the webinar whilst delivering fantastic content. I would have no hesitation in asking Heather to present for us again."
Steven Baldwin, AVN

"Her content is always interesting, refreshing and lively and she is one of the best people we have ever used to deliver webinars for our communities."
Sarah Cross, AVN


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation at our conference. It was very well received indeed and there is much positive talk about it."
James Frost, Founder of TGS Global

"Very thought provoking and useful"
Senior Manager, ACCA

The Excedia Group

The Excedia Group Ltd brings clarity, perspective and knowledge to professionals and business owners helping them achieve their business goals. 'venture-Now', 'The Executive Village', 'The Efficiency Coach', 'Heather Townsend' are trading names of The Excedia Group.

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